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Erdogan pays electoral price for Turkey's tumbling economy

Erdogan pays electoral price for Turkey's tumbling economy Turkey's media appears to be as divided as the wider country by the outcome of Sunday's local elections, with pro-government newspapers claiming victory for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan even as opposition commentators said that the electorate had handed him a "yellow card". [Full Article...]

Reiwa: A new era name for Japan ahead of abdication

Reiwa: A new era name for Japan ahead of abdication Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga announced the name on Monday. So far, most of Japan's era names have come from Chinese classics, according to Sina News. Guidelines stipulated that the era name should be appropriate to the ideals of the nation, consist of two "kanji", or Chinese characters , and be easy to write and read. [Full Article...]

NY bans plastic bags, second USA state to do so

NY bans plastic bags, second USA state to do so State lawmakers approved a congestion pricing plan in Manhattan in the latest budget, and some wonder how it will work. With the ban, NY joins California in imposing a statewide ban (though the Times says Hawaii also has a de facto state-wide ban in practice, as they are prohibited by the island state's counties individually). [Full Article...]

US student mistook murderer's car for Uber

US student mistook murderer's car for Uber City of Columbia, South Carolina police officers have arrested a 24-year-old black male named Nathaniel David Rowland in connection with the slaying of Josephson, which took place in the early morning hours of Friday, March 29. "What we have learned is. you guys have to travel together at night", he said. "If there's two of you, something less likely will happen". Josephson's funeral will ... [Full Article...]

UN Secretary-General backs Syria on Golan Heights

UN Secretary-General backs Syria on Golan Heights Arab leaders are meeting in Tunisia's capital hoping to project unified opposition to President Donald Trump's recognition of Israel's sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres joined in the anti-Israel chorus, saying "Any decision on the conflict in Syria must guarantee the territorial integrity of the country, including the "occupied" Golan He... [Full Article...]

Trump cuts aid to Central American countries as migrant crisis deepens

Eliot L. Engel of NY, who chairs the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Trump has also accused Mexico of failing to curb the flow of migrants illegally entering the US, and threatened to close the US-Mexican border "next week" unless something changes. [Full Article...]

China Declares Ban on All Fentanyl-Related Substances

China Declares Ban on All Fentanyl-Related Substances China already controls 25 variants of fentanyl, plus two precursors used to make the drug. "The US is concerned about all variants (of fentanyl), and it's all been resolved", said Liu. The volume of drugs coming into the United States through the mail has grown in step with legitimate online shopping, USA customs agents say, as Americans have taken to ordering drugs from overseas via the dark ... [Full Article...]

All smiles as Kim Jong Nam's murder suspect is freed

All smiles as Kim Jong Nam's murder suspect is freed Huong's lawyer Hisyam Teh Poh Teik told reporters following Huong's sentencing that she expects her client to be released from police custody the first week of May as she has already served two years of the term with the remaining one-third granted remission. [Full Article...]

Facebook's Zuckerberg calls for more regulation of Internet

Facebook's Zuckerberg calls for more regulation of Internet Good luck finding some of Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg's old social media posts. "We call on Mr. Zuckerberg to publicly lay out what his company will support for a U.S. Privacy laws like GDPR should be implemented in more countries. He said the new regulation should protect a user's right to choose how their information is used - while enabling companies to use your informatio... [Full Article...]

White House Whistleblower Tells Congress Trump Admin Overturned 25 Security Clearance Denials

White House Whistleblower Tells Congress Trump Admin Overturned 25 Security Clearance Denials Newbold's allegations were laid out in a letter sent to the White House on Monday and released by Elijah Cummings , chairman of the House of Representatives Oversight Committee. "I would not be doing a service to myself, my country, or my children if I sat back knowing that the issues that we have could impact national security", his letter quoted Newbold as telling his committee. [Full Article...]

Missing New Jersey College Student Found Dead in South Carolina | Listen Up

Missing New Jersey College Student Found Dead in South Carolina | Listen Up Rowland was taken into custody on Saturday after police recognised his vehicle from the CCTV footage and conducted a traffic stop. The first dark auto Josephson went up to was not her ride, said her father, Seymour Josephson. Authorities began collecting information on Josephson's last known whereabouts and asked for photos they could distribute to media outlets. The university later confirmed... [Full Article...]

Brexit vote: MPs reject all options as chaos continues

Brexit vote: MPs reject all options as chaos continues All the motions in tonight's second round of indicative votes would soften Brexit - and range from stopping it altogether to staying in both the customs union and single market . And Motion G (no-deal or revoke) was rejected by 292 votes to 191, majority 101. However the trade deals secured by Liam Fox over the past two years would suggest otherwise. [Full Article...]

Biden Says He Never Meant to Make Women Feel Uncomfortable

Biden Says He Never Meant to Make Women Feel Uncomfortable Biden said in a statement Sunday he does not believe he has ever acted inappropriately but will listen to any suggestion otherwise. "And I will", he said . He added that he "may not recall these moments the same way, and I may be surprised by what I hear". But the Democratic primary has sped on without him, with more than a dozen candidates in the race, including a record number of women and... [Full Article...]

Migrant arrests surge at U.S.-Mexico border

Migrant arrests surge at U.S.-Mexico border The president has been critical of the Mexican government's response to the migrants moving through Mexico toward the U.S. He's called on the Mexican government to do more to prevent them from reaching the border en masse. The U.S. government says it is struggling to deal with a surge of asylum seekers from countries in Central America who travel through Mexico. On Saturday, Johnson told Fo... [Full Article...]

Facebook takes down network linked to ISPR employees over 'coordinated inauthentic behaviour'

Facebook takes down network linked to ISPR employees over 'coordinated inauthentic behaviour' It added that the one page, 12 Facebook accounts, one Group, and one Instagram account spent about $70,000 on ads on Facebook, paid for in Indian rupees. While talking to Dawn.com, Gleicher did not specify the number of individuals identified as being part of the network, nor did he elaborate on how the links between them and the blocked pages and accounts were established. [Full Article...]

Rep. Katherine Clark: Dems Serious on Mueller Report Deadline

Jerrold Nadler , the committee chairman, said Monday he's moving ahead with plans to press for the almost 400-page Mueller report via subpoena despite written assurances from Attorney General William Barr that he plans to release the document by mid-April or sooner. [Full Article...]

Google Maps Has A Hidden 'Snake' Game

Google Maps Has A Hidden 'Snake' Game As part of Google's April Fool's day celebration, Snake can now be played in the Google Maps app, both on iOS and Android . Instead of a snake , you'll be in control of a train or bus, depending which city you choose, and the aim is to pick up as many passengers as possible without running into the edge of the screen or into yourself. [Full Article...]

Arab leaders condemn US Golan decision at summit

Arab leaders condemn US Golan decision at summit Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, center, gestures as he stands near Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz, left, and Jordan's King Abdullah II, right, during the group photo with Arab leaders, ahead of the 30th Arab Summit in Tunis, Tunisia , Sunday, March 31, 2019. [Full Article...]

Judge Scraps Trump Order Opening Arctic, Atlantic Areas to Oil Leasing

Judge Scraps Trump Order Opening Arctic, Atlantic Areas to Oil Leasing The Trump administration had contended that Congress gave presidents wider power to determine which USA coastal waters are available for oil, natural gas and mineral development, and the Justice Department asserted that courts can't override the president's authority under the Outer Continental Shelf law to modify prior policy actions. [Full Article...]

May under pressure to go for soft Brexit

May under pressure to go for soft Brexit Tomorrow: The Cabinet will meet to discuss a response to the votes. The date was postponed to allow Mrs May more time to find a Brexit solution. If a majority is found, May will be in the awkward position of being asked to negotiate an approach she previously ruled out - and would likely split her Conservative Party . [Full Article...]


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